1. Rouken Glen Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival celebrates all that’s good about Scotland’s thriving urban food and drink culture. In Glasgow’s leafy south side award-winning park some of Scotland’s best food trucks, street food operators and independent craft brewers will come together for a family-friendly food and drink celebration like no other. There will be live music from local bands, kids’ fun aplenty and the whole two days is dug friendly. Make sure you book your ticket now and join the big family party! This Saturday at 1pm www.facebook.com/events/2513636782299597

2. Curious about the ballet? Join Scottish Ballet on Facebook LIVE on Tuesday at 1.30pm for a chat with its CEO/artistic director Christopher Hampson, first artist Madeline Squire, and artist Matthew Broadbent. Grab a cuppa and find out what the dancers have been doing to stay creative outside of the studio as well as how they find inspiration when creating www.facebook.com/events/559214091412217

3. Art on the Exchange, underneath Duke Conehead himself, is Glasgow’s largest outdoor art and design market. Celebrate the city’s thriving creative community and enjoy a curated selection of goods and stalls! Throughout the year, they feature a wide variety of lovingly handmade and designed goods, with different stallholders exhibiting and selling their work at every event. From photography and jewellery to glassworks and clothing, the market features the incredible talent of local creatives, makers and designers. Support your local creative community and buy handmade on the high street! Today at 11am. Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow.

4. Fancy a mooch around Edinburgh Zoo as you have never seen it? This summer, they are opening the zoo gates after hours, giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals. Families can take a wander through the zoo and enjoy the long summer evenings. With a host of catering options from a sweetie safari shop for the kids and “polar bar” with milkshakes and ice cream, to a bar and BBQ on the lawn, featuring Scottish gin and beer – there’s something for everyone. With all the daytime health and safety measures in place, including extra toilets, social distancing and extra hand-washing stations, all you will need to do is buy a ticket, bring the family and enjoy your evening. Saturday and Sunday at 5.30pm.

5. You can just stay in your room and join in with Tim Burgess on his twitter listening party. this week he’s chatting along and listening to The Waterboys’ This Is The Sea and The The’s Soul Mining. Tonight at 9pm www.timstwitterlisteningparty.com #timstwitterlisteningparty7

6. New and improved with social distancing and all sanitised oot its nut, it’s the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, Castle Terrace, 9am, on Saturday. Shop local and protect independent shops and farmers. Organic meats and cheeses, fresh vegetables, homemade soaps and knick knacks a go-go.

7. Let’s go back, way back and fall in love all over again with one of the world’s greatest bands. Yup it’s The Jam and tomorrow you can free stream The Jam from days gone by at The Aberdeen Beach Ballroom. Not the real thing unfortunately, but as good as it gets these days! www.facebook.com/events/609339869997247